“Bohemian Rhapsody” Rules the Box Office

Rami Malek and Gwilym Lee in "Bohemian Rhapsody"

Bohemian Rhapsody has rocked the box office!

The Queen biopic is on track to be the biggest music biopic of all time, after earning the second biggest opening for a music biopic ever, behind 2015’s Straight Outta Compton ($60.2 million).

The musical biopic about the iconic British rock band has rocked its audience to the tune of an estimated $50 million opening weekend dethroning the also hugely successful Halloween as the No. 1 film in North America. The film exceeded expectations bringing in a lot more than the estimations that projected it’d bring in between $35 to $40 million debut weekend.

While critical reviews are mixed, Rami Malek’s portrayal of the band’s frontman Freddie Mercury has received critical acclaim. The film has received a 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. 

See the weekend’s box office figures below:

1. Bohemian Rhapsody — $50 million

2. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms — $20 million

3. Nobody’s Fool — $14 million

4. A Star Is Born — $11.1 million

5. Halloween — $11 million

6. Venom — $7.9 million

7. Smallfoot — $3.8 million

8. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween — $3.7 million

9. Hunter Killer — $3.5 million

10. The Hate U Give — $3.4 million